Saturday, July 5, 2008
The theme and direction of my work is to paint in a naturalist manner the hard work, dreams and goals of the people around me: friends, family and Los Angeles Latin working class. I strive for honesty and sincerity in my work with an approach that reflects our time. I am focused on visually capturing moments that give life meaning, and I have been deeply influenced by artists such as Anders Zorn, Antonio Lopez Garcia, Edgar Degas, Frank Brangwyn, Joaquin Sorolla, John Asaro, John Singer Sargent, Jules Bastine Lepage, Nicolas Fechin, and Saturnino Herran.
I have had the good fortune to study on a full scholarship with numerous artists at Art Center College of Design. My teachers have included, Aaron Smith, Sergio Sanchez, Charles Hu, Kent Williams, Kevin Chen, Steve Huston, Ron Brown, Alex Shafer, and many others.
I am currently working on a body of work that depicts Los Angeles urban culture in a naturalist manner. I am also available for commissioned portraits.